PH COVID-19 cases rise to 38,805 with new 294 infections

PH COVID-19 cases rise to 38,805 with new 294 infections

MANILA – Confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease reached 294 Thursday and the country’s tally on Covid-19 climbed to 38,805 the Department of Health said.

Fifty-two were registered as “fresh” cases while 242 were listed “late” cases.

Under the DOH’s new system of counting Covid-Kaya, fresh cases are those Covid-19 test results released in the past three days while late cases are those validated four days and beyond.

The number of the caseload Thursday was a lot fewer compared to the last three days where the DOH logged around a thousand or more infections.

DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire had an explanation of the fluctuation.

“Mula sa dating 24 hours ay 19 hours worth of data lamang ang mga numero natin ngayon,” Vergeire said.

She added that the change is only temporary and is meant to give the agency more time to analyze the data.

Total recoveries improved to 10,673 after the DOH discharged 235 new survivors from the disease.

On the flipside of it, meantime, four (4) more patients succumbed to the virus pushing the nationwide death count to 1,274.

Metro Manila contributed 60 of the new infections while the Central Visayas reported zero infections.

The Central Visayas or Region 7 includes Cebu City, which is the only area in PH under enhanced community lockdown, the most stringent lockdown classification due to high transmission rate.

Other regions across the country accounted for a total of 189 new infections while the remaining 45 are cases from repatriates. (MTVN)

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